From David Brooks, on why Haiti is so poor:
We’re all supposed to politely respect each other’s cultures. But some cultures are more progress-resistant than others, and a horrible tragedy was just exacerbated by one of them.
Forget Haiti’s long history of colonial abuse, economic exploitation, and violent U.S. intervention (see here and here) when trying to understand Haiti’s poverty – just blame it on their “culture”! (and voodoo – really, David Brooks? Are you serious???)